Taung –The North West Provincial Government has acknowledged without reservations the significant growth within Tourism fraternity in the Province and that the Tourism department is well on course to realizing its set goal of ensuring that the province becomes the 3rd most visited province in the Country.
This was confirmed by Premier Supra Mahumapelo when he was delivering his State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Taung Sports Ground in Taung.
Premier Mahumapelo said that there are commendable signals indicating progress in efforts to position the Bokone Bophirima amongst the top 3 most visited Provinces in the country.
“The focus of our agenda going forward will be anchored on building efficiencies in the sector, improving our tourism marketing efforts, strengthening tourism infrastructure in VTSD areas, building strong regulatory regime, partnering with bodies responsible for capacity development in the sector and aggressively attracting investment into the tourism sector.
“We urge all relevant stakeholders to rally behind the Department of Tourism in ensuring that they work hand in glove in developing a comprehensive Provincial VTSD Tourism Action Plan. We also hope that in the next financial year, this department will be able to finalise the establishment of Bojanala and Dr Kenneth Kaunda Hotel Schools, and also expand the Tourism Youth Hospitability Learnership Programme”, said Mahumapelo.
Premier Mahumapelo told the Provincial Legislature that the success of the Province to attract tourists will be largely dependent on security, stability, cleanliness, friendliness, improving our transport and road infrastructure.
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